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Cape wine production set to be low after 3-year drought

Cape wine production set to be low after 3-year drought

07/02/2019 - 19:19
The Cape's three-year drought has taken its toll on the wine industry and early indications are that this year's harvest will be even lower than the poor 2018 harvest. read more
Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

27/11/2018 - 10:06
Woolworths pies are the first South African food products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) https://rspo.org/  read more
Growing import demand contributes to expanding logistics and warehousing sector

Growing import demand contributes to expanding logistics and warehousing sector

16/11/2018 - 11:05
The inflow of imports, most consumer goods, is contributing to increasing demand for storage, logistics and warehousing services in South Africa, and a clear correlation is visible in the trend of wholesale and retail trade sales in comparison to imports. read more
SA table grape industry returns to normal crop

SA table grape industry returns to normal crop

13/09/2018 - 08:16
Good winter rains to date have largely broken the severe drought in the Western Cape. This positive outlook, linked to new plantings and new cultivars, brings the South African table grape industry back onto its positive growth curve. read more
CEOs: Your marketing teams are missing a trick, and it’s hurting your bottom line

CEOs: Your marketing teams are missing a trick, and it’s hurting your bottom line

03/08/2018 - 10:25
Anyone who’s ever worked in advertising has heard this saying by 19th Century US businessman John Wanamaker: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” In the nearly one hundred years since Wanamaker died, the advertising landscape has changed dramatically. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is that vast amounts of money spent on advertising and marketing are wasted.  read more
South African leads international prune association

South African leads international prune association

24/07/2018 - 14:42
At the recent annual congress of the International Prune Association (IPA) Chris Krone, chairperson of Agri Western Cape’s Commodity Chamber was elected as president for the association for the third time. Established in Agen, France, in January 1990, the IPA is the international prune industry’s trade entity that represents the interests of prune growers and packers across the globe. read more
Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

12/06/2018 - 15:44
Forbes’ richest people in the world list says Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, earns $US107.4 million per day, so he must be doing something right.  read more
8 ways to make your startup more attractive to investors

8 ways to make your startup more attractive to investors

12/06/2018 - 11:55
In a digital market where new companies are dominating the startup space daily, it’s easy to lose sight of your goal when you’re struggling to gain recognition in the field.  read more
Astral rewards shareholders generously

Astral rewards shareholders generously

14/05/2018 - 13:33
Poultry producer Astral Foods rewarded its shareholders handsomely, as the cycle in the industry turned in its favour, boosting its earnings markedly in the six months to end-March. read more
Manufacturing output drops in February

Manufacturing output drops in February

13/04/2018 - 08:25
SA’s manufacturing output growth decelerated sharply to 0.6% in February from 2.3% in January, dashing expectations of an uptick.  read more
South African manufacturers turn gloomy again

South African manufacturers turn gloomy again

03/04/2018 - 18:34
After briefly turning optimistic in February, South African factory managers were back on the pessimistic side of the monthly manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI), Absa reported on Tuesday. read more
Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinks

Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinks

13/03/2018 - 15:32
Annual South African manufacturing output growth accelerated to 2.5% in January from December’s figure, which was revised down to 1.8% from the 2% Statistics SA originally published. read more
New economic zones are no cure-all for manufacturing

New economic zones are no cure-all for manufacturing

12/03/2018 - 09:15
The approval of six special economic zones (SEZs) in the 2018 budget has been welcomed, but some industry players warn they are not a panacea to restore manufacturing to its rightful place in the economy.  read more
Rain boosts kiwi harvest

Rain boosts kiwi harvest

12/02/2018 - 10:55
South Africa is dealing with a lot of drought-stricken regions but there is some good news. In the Natal Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, there are farmers who say they’re having a fantastic rainy season, even if this January has been a bit on the dry side. read more
Co-op unveils biodegradable tea bags in a bid to reduce plastic pollution

Co-op unveils biodegradable tea bags in a bid to reduce plastic pollution

01/02/2018 - 08:47
British supermarket The Co-op has unveiled a fully biodegradable paper tea bag, which it says “could save nine tonnes of plastic every year from being dumped into household rubbish and compost collections”. read more
Global factors lift SA's poultry producers

Global factors lift SA's poultry producers

29/03/2017 - 15:14
Avian flu in Europe and tainted-meat scandal in Brazil help reverse local poultry producers' fortunes read more
SA must shut down dumped chicken imports to prevent industry collapse

SA must shut down dumped chicken imports to prevent industry collapse

26/01/2017 - 09:35
Local poultry producers are efficient and world-class but cannot compete in an unfair environment, write Agmat Brinkhuis, Scott Pitman and Katishi Masemola read more
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies to seek a post-Brexit preferential trade pact

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies to seek a post-Brexit preferential trade pact

24/01/2017 - 10:20
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will seek a commitment from his British counterpart, Liam Fox, that the UK is willing to enter into post-Brexit trade negotiations with SA as soon as possible. read more
Good news and bad for local poultry industry

Good news and bad for local poultry industry

28/11/2016 - 09:16
The good news for the poultry industry is that the worst of the drought is over. The not-so-good news is that the full benefits may take another six months to materialise.  read more
Retail's 8 most powerful women

Retail's 8 most powerful women

12/09/2016 - 10:17
Fortune's "Most Powerful Women 2016" list features 51 amazing women, including eight notable females from the retail industry. These are the women that call the shots, and are currently building billion-dollar brands, as well as much more. read more
The Consumer Goods Forum: Who they are and what they are about

The Consumer Goods Forum: Who they are and what they are about

29/06/2016 - 10:46
The Consumer Goods Forum is the greatest convener of the consumer goods industry across the globe. Their mission is to improve industry efficiency, build consumer trust, and advocate for practices that improve the world at large. They not only address issues facing retailers, but the entire value chain, from manufacturing to advertising. The recently celebrated their 60th anniversary of the Global Consumer Goods Summit held in Cape Town on 13 – 16 June 2016. read more
South Africa to cut time to register new businesses, Rob Davies

South Africa to cut time to register new businesses, Rob Davies

22/06/2016 - 13:56
Issues impacting retailers, manufacturers under the spotlight at The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Cape Town, 15 to 17 June  read more
SA industry turnover rises more than 4% in third quarter

SA industry turnover rises more than 4% in third quarter

17/12/2014 - 10:54
South African industries generated an estimated total turnover of R1.96-trillion in the third quarter, an increase of 4.2% compared with R1.88-trillion in the second quarter. This is according to Statistics SA’s quarterly financial statistics. read more
Electricity sparks SA industry turnover

Electricity sparks SA industry turnover

13/12/2012 - 09:01
Johannesburg – South African industries, with the exception of agriculture‚ financial intermediation‚ insurance and government institutions, have made an estimated total turnover of R1.63 trillion in the third quarter‚ Statistics SA said in the quarterly financial statistics survey on Wednesday. read more